When I bake from a recipe I usually don’t take much creative license. I’m just too afraid that if I substitute anything or remove something that the concoction will just blow up in my face like a chemistry experiment gone awry.
But this has been bothering me a bit and I decided that I should just take the bull by the horns. I wanted to get creative! I wanted to take a written recipe and make it my own!
Forget baby steps. Psh, try leaps and bounds!! Ok, maybe its just leaps and bounds to ME but this took some creativity on my part and I think I fared quite well!! I took the base truffle recipe (made 1-1/2 times the recipe and separated into 4 batches) and nipped, tucked, sploshed, and rolled until I ended up with 4 different, tasty variations of these delightful truffles.
First up is the Almond truffle. I substituted chopped toasted almonds for the hazelnuts (mainly because I couldn’t find them) and almond extract for the hazelnut liquor and I rolled them in cocoa powder.
For the second variation I added the zest of 1 orange and rolled it in chopped chocolate bits.
For the third variation I added Bailey’s Irish Cream liquor and rolled them chopped almonds.
For the last variation I added peppermint extract and rolled them in chopped white chocolate. I think I’ll be making these around Christmas. How cute would they be boxed and tied with a big red bow?
It says that these are best served room temperature but I find that they are on the mushy side so I prefer them chilled.
For the original recipe you can visit Annie from Living Life Foodcariously.
For more pics of these lovely truffles, click here.
9 thoughts on “SMS – Truffles (4 different ways)”
They sound lovely even without the pictures yet! Although it is SMS, not TWD. YAY for creativity!
Your variations sound great (and I’m sure they’ll look great too when the pics go up!). I liked that we had the opportunity to get a lil creative with this week’s recipe… though I didn’t get nearly as creative as you! Nice job!
They all sound delicious, I can’t wait to see your pics! I took a little creative license with this one as well…
hehehehehe I was going to say the same…SMS… I have to watch myself too 😉 cant wait for the pics, love your twist to them!!
can’t wait to see the pics!
I’m so proud of you- way to take creative license and come up with FOUR awesome truffle variations- any big plans to open up a chocolate shop you forgot to tell me about? Those X-mas truffles sound adorable- you could even roll them in crushed candy canes to really drive home the peppermint flavor! Can’t wait to see your pictures!
So I’m super excited to be hosting SMS this week, and I really hope you will bake along with me- it just wouldn’t be the same without you! Hope you’re doing well, and I look forward to talking to you again soon. Let me know if you need any recipes this week, or just email to say hello. It’s always a treat to hear from you 🙂
i just had one about 2 minutes ago. all three kind. they are delicious and my new favorite =D especially the one with white chocolate!!!
keep up the GREAT work!
Ooh…I like all the variations. They all sound delicious.
These are some of my favorite things that you’ve made.
I think they turned out very awesome!!!
Love the blog as usual…. even tho you put it for TWD instead of SMS LOL!
I love you bebe!